ARTICLES

Pro-Diversity Companies Reach Out To Disadvantaged Businesses

October 15, 2007

As president of one of the largest construction firms in West Michigan, William Schoonveld values diversity in the workforce.

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Association Promotes Awareness, Opportunities In Construction

October 15, 2007

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WMMCA Director Eric Brown has helped increase awareness of local minority and women construction contractors and vendors.

As a life-long resident of Grand Rapids, Eric Brown has seen the city grow from a collection of aging and outmoded buildings into a thriving and vibrant Midwestern hub through a series of construction projects that has brought health care facilities, hotels, condominiums and an abundance of restaurants, civic arenas and night spots to a refurbished downtown area.

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Architect Puts A Little Jazz Into Innovative Designs

October 15, 2007

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Isaac Norris is committed to bettering his hometown community through his work and mentoring.

Isaac V. Norris is a jazz aficionado by choice and an architect by design.

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Palmitier Steers Integra's Future

April 19, 2004
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Jeff Palmitier says his company's five-year strategic plan based on technology is right on track.
GRAND RAPIDS — While many companies are "downsizing" or "right sizing" or whatever the buzzword of the industry may be, Integra Inc. CEO Jeff A. Palmitier has come up with a novel approach for growing his business.
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Ferris Is Buttressing Cyber Security

April 2, 2004
The proliferation of cyber crime — both corporate and criminal — has created a new frontier for law enforcement.
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Hotels Feeling The Economic Heat

March 26, 2004
GRAND RAPIDS — Bob Sullivan claims that the hotel business in West Michigan is overstocked and under booked, but that failed to prevent the Grand Rapids businessman from acquiring an additional 168 rooms for his U.S. 131 corridor domain.
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Sky Isnt Limit For Parini

March 15, 2004
GRAND RAPIDS — Anyone thinking that 72-year-old Joseph A. Parini is retired and off somewhere enjoying the weather is only about half correct. Read More

Sky Isn’t Limit For Parini

March 15, 2004
GRAND RAPIDS — Anyone thinking that 72-year-old Joseph A. Parini is retired and off somewhere enjoying the weather is only about half correct. Read More

Broadcasters Juggle Political Ads

March 5, 2004
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GRAND RAPIDS — On the surface, it seems as if political campaigns most certainly enhance the bottom line for radio and television stations in the form of additional advertising revenue that may not normally be generated in non-election years.
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Dehumidification Helps Pools

February 13, 2004
GRAND RAPIDS — Indoor swimming pools are cutting through the fog and operating costs at the same time, thanks, in part, to dehumidification methods that have been incorporated in several recent high-end projects.
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